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Spontancranberry | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mar02x on 09-25-2011

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i am really glad they remade this one. i was worried i wouldnt be able to find an old bottle, but thanksfully its come back around. pretty impressive use of cranberry, maybe my favorite manifestation of it in any beer i have ever had. the acidity and pithy texture of the fruit lend themselves really well to the lambic base. where cranberry tartness stops and where lactic sourness begins is not knowable, and i think more than any other beer in the series, save possibly the noble, this fruit is a perfectly natural fit for the base wild ale. barley ruby stained in color, you can tell its fruited, but its not electric or anything. smells like the bog though, earthy and puckery at the same time, almost no sweetness at all. in the taste, the wheat malt seems amplified compared to the others, more body and more flavor from it, less sugar covering it up. the seedy and pithy feel of the raw cranberry comes though too, seemingly latching on to that wheat body. the overall here is excellent, maybe less distinctly fruity than the others, but for those who dig raw cranberries, their impact on this beer will be much appreciated. has a holiday feel for me as well. really well done, this whole series has been magic!

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Photo of AuntBea
1.86/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Sean66
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mehinaman
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one is just not for me. Perfect for those who really like their sour beers sour, but I like a combo of sour and sweet. with this one I hardly tasted any cranberry at all

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Photo of larryarms847
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful light ruby red with a gentle orange hue and a half finger of active off-white foam.

Subtle fruit aroma, not necessarily cranberries, slight musty funk, and a sharp acidic aroma.

Must, cranberry, tart acidity, and slight vinegar bite.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, tart, has some bite.

Overall, while the fruit character feel short, this is a subtle, but refreshing brew.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good sour, but not much cranberry came through for me. Lots of sour upfront with a kind of funky farmhouse type of finish. Good, but not great.

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Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of masterofsparks
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sheenisgod
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mistersifter86
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375mL glass - best before 15 October 2024. Poured into a Teku glass.

A: Pink/amber/orange/red, cannot really describe it any better than that. Fluffy one finger head dissipates quickly, leaving a feint trace around the glass.
S: Extremely acidic, tart character. Definitely some cranberries coming through, as well as classic Brett notes.
T: Extremely sour at the front! Would be harsh to call it a vinegar bomb, but it comes close. Once that calms down the cranberry comes through at the finish. Extremely dry.
M: Medium carbonation, medium body. Dry finish does not leave a coating on the palate, however the sourness hangs around....almost for too long.
O: Likely the sourest brew I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. A real tour de force on the sour front - I could almost imagine matching this with a garden salad, sans dressing. The cranberry imparts subtle notes across the board. I'm keen to try a few more to see if the sourness is coming just from the cranberry or whether it's true of all variants.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of CityofBals
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of dgilks
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's lambic time!!!

Beautifully fluorescent ruby colour with a billowing, lightly peach coloured head. Great head retention.

Wonderfully fresh and fruity aroma. Plenty of lemony tartness with a great berry note.

Tart, tart, tart. The cranberry flavour is distinctive and works well with the tartness. Funkiness that is complex and well integrated.

Light body with high carbonation. What you'd expect.

Lovely, fruity and tart. A wonderful fruit lambic and just what the doctor ordered.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of pixieskid
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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Spontancranberry from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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